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Cover will not come up to cut wood

The protective blade cover on my compound miter slide does not come up when i put the blade down to cut a piece of wood

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  • lmazzella May 25, 2009

    the brand is a sears compound miter slide 8 inch blade



    the protective guard will not come up when i pull the saw down to cut.



    the guide jumps out to the side and the gaurd falls.



    model number 137.285940



    thank you

  • lmazzella May 27, 2009

    Thank you so much for your help i will try this solution



    lmazzella

  • David Ford
    David Ford May 11, 2010

    what is the brand and model number and I will try and help

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K looked at a breakdown for this tool and it sounds like you are missing a shoulder bolt or roller with bolt that attaches to the lever. Try pulling the guard up by hand (unplug saw first) and watch the side where the cover is for the movement of the lever. Try and locate where it is jumping or the missing part. You can look at the same breakdown at Searspartsdirect.com and by typing in your model number it will come up. It is not really that clear but you will get some idea how the lever/guard work. Let me know if you still have trouble

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